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Breakfast with Santa
December 11 at Adna Grange Hall, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, and a drink costs $ 6 for all ages. Children’s meals will include crafts and a visit with Santa Claus.
Visit with Santa Claus
December 11 at Rowdy Rooster Bistro, 503 NE First St., Winlock; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winlock’s Rowdy Rooster Bistro will be home to Santa for most of the day. For any additional questions, please contact Marilynn Williams at 360-880-7122.
Book ‘n’ Brush ‘Friends & Family’ Christmas party
December 11 at Book ‘n’ Brush, 518 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Author Moriah Pitts will make children’s reading time from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., but will be available all the time if there are children arriving outside of this time.
An author signing session will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with local authors Brian Mittge, Kerry MacGregor Serl, Brad Meagher, Sandy Crowell and Bill Lindstrom. Mittge will also play guitar.
Appetizers from Sweet Inspirations and Mackinaws will be served with staff treats, soft drinks and wine.
Mineral Old Town Christmas Event
December 11 at the American Legion Building, 108 Front St., Mineral; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This event will feature a lighted tree, Christmas carols, photos with Santa Claus, hot chocolate, coffee and treats.
Mineral Lake Lions Club “Residential Vacation Decorating Contest” winners will be announced. All donations will go to future community events.
Parade of illuminated tractors
December 11 in downtown Centralia; 6:00 p.m.
Registrations for the parade are now open at bit.ly/3CEBDOI. Visit @CentraliaLightedTractorParade on Facebook for more details.
Ladies’ lunch “Christmas Rhapsody”
December 13 in the meeting room of the Church of the Nazarene, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The cost is $ 15. All women are invited to this “Creativity by Dan” presentation by Dan Duffy of Duffy’s Floral and Antiques and inspirational speaker Lois Williams. Invite friends and make reservations. Email [email protected], call Kay at 360-269-2449 or call Val at 360-748-4722. The program is sponsored by Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection.
“Escape to the land of sweets” from the Nutcracker ballet
December 16, 17, 18 and 19 at the Corbet Theater at Centralia College
Show hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. the week of December 16. This performance will include the entire act two of the ballet and a brand new opening act. Call 360-748-4789 for ticket information or visit swwdance.org.
Pancakes or Cookies and Breakfast Sauce
December 18 at Cowlitz Prairie Grange, 5184 Jackson Highway, Toledo; 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast is $ 6. For more information contact the barn at 360-864-2023.
Baking Christmas cookies
December 18 at the Gymnasium of the Church of God of the Community of Centralia, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Prepare cookies for distribution at the Community Church of God Christmas dinner. All volunteers are welcome.
The church aims to make 2,000 cookies. Head towards the church gymnasium by taking the first alley on the left towards the school.
No registration required. For more information, send an email to [email protected]
Mossyrock City Tree Lighting
December 18 at Mossyrock Community Hall, 231 E. State St., Mossyrock; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Mayor, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the Grinch for Christmas carols, hot chocolate, cider and gift drawings. For more information, call 360-983-3300.
Christmas dinner at the wheel
December 25 at the Centralia Community Church of God, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a free Christmas drive-through dinner with half a dozen cookies per meal.
Delivery will also be available to those who call 360-669-0743.
Working Group for Parents of Children with Disabilities
January 12 at the Jenson Memorial Event Center, Veterans Memorial Museum at 100 SW Veterans Way; 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This course is run the second Wednesday of each month through May by Reliable Enterprises and Lewis County Public Health and Social Services. Topics include preparation for graduation and other transitions, social security, employment supports and more. Register by calling organizer Shawna Haller at 360-520-9299 or emailing [email protected]
Lewis County Cemetery District # 1
January 12 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7:00 p.m.
These meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month.
January 15 at the Packwood Community Hall; Doors and bar at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.
This is an annual fundraiser by the Packwood Improvement Club for the Packwood community. Tickets are pre-sold at $ 40 per person. Buy your tickets at Packwood Spirits, 13402 US Highway 12, Packwood. For questions or donations, call Elise Barker at 360-304-1545.